Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Too Much Information

Kids talk. I know. I spend a looooooooong time with 16 kindergarteners every day.

And the things they say!

For example, the other day we were drawing self portraits and when I did my example, I drew lovely red lips. What did one boy say? "Ewwwwwwwwww, that is disGUSting!"

Or they'll talk about preschool and what they liked to play with "back in the day." What? Are you my grandma reincarnated??

I wish I could remember more of their choice morsels (and perhaps I'll start throwing in the really funny ones as footnotes to my daily they come up.)

But one day just last week, a child spoke...and if their parents knew what she'd said they'd be ... well ... embarrassed, at best. We were reading "Dr. Suess's ABCs" and I read them the "U" page which makes reference to an umbrella and underwear.

Did you catch that red flag? I said "underwear."

Well, "underwear" always gets the giggles in Kindergarten. There are few things in life more funny to a kindergartener than an adult saying the word "underwear" out loud. So, we read about "Uncle Ub's underwear" and they all dissolved into laughter, and "Mr. 'DisGUSting'" piped up with, "Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, that's disGUSTing." (yes again...although I'm hoping it's a different rank for underwear than for my red lips.) So I calmly said, "It's not disgusting; EVERYBODY wears them." And what does Little Miss Cutie say through her giggles? "Not my dad!"

You might be comforted that a couple moments later, she clarified that he didn't wear boxers. Still something I didn't need to know.

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